The recruiting commitments have been coming in at a fast and furious pace this fall.

On Friday, we told you about the first sophomore from the nation’s No. 1 lacrosse hotbed, Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut, to commit: Syosset goaltender Ryan Feit, who’s headed to Johns Hopkins.

Today, we are taking an up close and personal look at the sixth Sachem North player to decide on a collegiate destination. But Cody Petillo, an attackman/midfielder, is the first Flaming Arrow junior to decide on where he will be playing at the next level.

Here’s a Q&A with Cody on his commitment:

What were the main factors in your decision to attend Rutgers?
The athletic facilities, the whole atmosphere at Rutgers and the campus, and being able to play at a competitive college in D-I lacrosse.

What other schools did you consider, and where did you visit?
UMass, Hofstra, Towson and Stony Brook. I visited UMass and Hofstra.

What adjustments do you think you will need to make to play at the next level?
The change in the speed of the game.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My on-field IQ, athleticism and stick skills. I would describe my style of play as uptempo and fast.

What players have you looked up to as you have moved up through the varsity ranks?
Paul Rabil and Max Seibald.

When did you first realize you had the potential to play at the college level?
When I was a freshman playing on varsity.

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